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Wisconsin Beer Brat Sauce
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5 from 4 votes

Wisconsin Beer Brat Sauce

This Wisconsin Beer Brat Sauce is the perfect condiment for slathering on your Johnsonville brats at your Fourth of July cookout! It is robust, tangy, and sweet with mellow flavor of beer carried throughout each bite!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time13 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 44kcal


  • 1 cup chili sauce (such as Heinz brand)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • ½ cup beer
  • 2 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Add all ingredients to a small sauce pan and simmer for 10 minutes, or until sauce has thickened back into ketchup like consistency. Let cool slightly.
  • Yields 2 cups.
  • Serve on top of grilled bratwurst.


Note: I like cooking with Amber ales because they have a robust flavor that isn't overly bitter, though a traditional light beer will work well in this recipe too.
Be sure to read How to Grill Brats for great tips to bring your next bratwurst to the next level!


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Sodium: 449mg | Potassium: 118mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 230IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg